enantiomorphism


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enantiomorphism

[ə¦nan·tē·ə′mȯr‚fiz·əm]
(chemistry)
A phenomenon of mirror-image relationship exhibited by right-handed and left-handed crystals or by the molecular structures of two stereoisomers.
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Faced with the enantiomorphism of our worlds, the questions that concern us should avoid any "over-simplification" we are used with in the post-modern knowledge society based on the acceleration of information and the risks that converge from here.
Although it is primarily the phenomenology of temporal lineation "through" both kinds of nested structures that enables this resemblance, it must also be remembered that both ring composition and narrative embedding, as when Whitman compares them to chiasmus and Todorov compares them to grammatical embedding in Indo-European sentences, can be taken as enantiomorphisms of localized syntax.
In the tectosilicate structure of quartz, in which there is no center of symmetry, enantiomorphism results from how the tetrahedral Si[O.